The woman walked by me with the man and kept coughing. In this picture, she was on her way to the door, where she did something to a sign there while I was leaving. I hadn’t said much about harassment from other visitors to the library; I hadn’t gotten into any arguments, and I hadn’t said a word to the staff about it. It seems as if these staffpeople decided that, since I’d endured through all of the hours at the library without getting upset at how I was treated, they would try to make me upset while I was leaving, perhaps because, although I didn’t know it until I got outside, the police cars were already parked in front of the building.

Copyright L. Kochman, October 4, 2012 @ 3:08 p.m.